Media & Information Literacy Clearinghouse
Empowerment of people through information and media literacy is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge, and building inclusive knowledge societies.
Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that takes into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Read more about MIL.
This clearinghouse on MIL encourages the user’s active participation. Read more about how to contribute.
Call for Papers & Entries
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival. CALL FOR ENTRIES. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and IOM invite the world’s youth to take part in this year’s PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival by submitting original and creative videos focusing on the themes: Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion. The winners will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL + 2015 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media in December 2015. More information here: PLURAL+
The Fourth International Conference of Media Literacy: Multidisciplinary Approach of Media Literacy Research and Practice
5-6 November 2015 Hong Kong
After decades of development, the research and practice of media literacy education has gradually become mature. The field of media literacy is located at the crossroad of many academic disciplines and it possesses a multidisciplinary characteristic. For both research and practice, media literacy is not restricted to be carried out in a single discipline. Media literacy attracts scholars and educators from communication studies, education, journalism, cultural studies, health communication, language, arts, new media, etc. to work in this field and establish diversified development. This conference will be held in Hong Kong Baptist University. It is hoped that, in the 21st century new media environment, outstanding scholars and educators can gather together to discuss the new developmental path of media literacy education. More information here: http://milunesco.unaoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Call-for-papers-V3.pdf
YOUTH MEDIA VISIONS: Conversations Across Cultures
Youth Media Visions is intended to be a useful resource for people interested in exploring the intersection of youth media, education and creation. It presents seven experiences developed by educators and media creators, who within their organizations work with young people and media production.
Read the book here.
MILID 2014 Yearbook
UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Together with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at NORDICOM, University of Gothenburg, they have published the MILID Yearbook 2014.
Read/download the book here.
MILID 2013 Yearbook
UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Together with International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at NORDICOM, University of Gothenburg, they have published the MILID Yearbook 2013.
Read/download the book here.
Mapping Media Education Policies in the World:
Visions, Programmes and Challenges.
Educators around the world have been championing media education and media literacy for well over two decades, but in most countries policy-makers shaping national education programmes have just recently become aware of the need for media literacy. With this publication the Alliance of Civilizations—in partnership with UNESCO, Grupo Comunicar, and all the contributors—would like to infuse dynamism to the process of normalization which aims to include media education and media literacy in educational curricula across the world.
Read the report here in English, Español or 日本語で.